Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.26
Liaison Matt Wolsfeld
Submission Date March 21, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Saskatchewan
IN-47: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Matt Wolsfeld
Community Engagement Co-ordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
TRANSdisciplinary Education Collaboration for Transformations in Sustainability (TRANSECTS)

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

The international program, TRANSdisciplinary Education Collaboration for Transformations in Sustainability (TRANSECTS), offers flexible and accessible pathways for training, professional development, mentorship, and networking for the next generation of sustainability change-makers in Canada and internationally. Notably, the training will engage a diversity of scholars and practitioners from the Global North and Global South to deepen their understanding of sustainability challenges and build skills to tackle them by learning from one another.

TRANSECTS will train about 250 highly qualified personnel across Canada, Germany, and South Africa. Partners in the project will include representatives from academia, Indigenous and rural communities, UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, governing agencies, international networks, and private and civil society organizations and foundations. Intercultural learning about how to reconcile relations with one another and with the natural world is important, in order to address sustainability challenges.

TRANSECTS is led by Dr. Maureen Reed, assistant director, academic at USask's School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) and UNESCO Co-Chair in Biocultural Diversity, Sustainability, Reconciliation, and Renewal. The program was made possible through a $2.5 million grant awarded over six years through the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Training Grant.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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